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Global Social Justice

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Why Choose
Cedar Crest?
  • Personalized attention
  • Average class size <20
  • Women's leadership opportunities
  • Flexibility to add dual major, minor

Accredited by the Council on Social Work Education

Accredited by the Council on Social Work Education


Social Work Major
Maynard L. Cressman, M.S.W.
Associate Professor/ Director, Social Work
610-606-4666 Ext. 3502

Gerontology and Global Social Justice
Suzanne Weaver, M.S.W., L.S.W., A.C.S.W.
610-606-4666 Ext. 3500

Child Welfare
Kathleen Boland, Ph.D., M.S.W., L.C.S.W., A.C.S.W.
610-606-4666 Ext. 3499

Career Opportunities

Many career paths will be open to you after you earn your bachelor’s degree in social work. Here are just some of the occupations for which this major is well suited. (Additional training may be required for some of them.)

  • Hospitals
  • Hospice Services
  • Mental Health Centers and Hospitals
  • Addiction Treatment Facilities
  • Advocacy Organizations
  • Child Welfare Agencies
  • Public Welfare Offices
  • Veteran Services
  • Schools
  • Aging Services
  • Counseling Centers
  • Domestic Violence Services
  • Nursing Homes
  • Research Centers
  • Family Service Agencies
  • Adoption Agencies
  • Group Homes
  • Military Bases

The Fast Track to Becoming a Therapist

Today, more social workers provide counseling and psychotherapy than any other profession including psychologists and psychiatrists. Students who pursue social work are able to perform the same services with a master’s level degree as many professionals with a Ph.D.